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I want to use my technical and creative skills to design material that people will appreciate and feel a connection with. I want the design to have a deeper meaning to the viewer than just another plain brand that is just thrown out there. I want them to own or wear the design with pride of the product or service it represents.

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
Sept. 2010 – June 2013
Bachelors of Art in Graphic Design
– Dean’s List
– Academic Honors and Artistic Honors Scholarship

Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
Aug. 2009 – May 2010
– Academic Scholarship

Employment

Universal Souvenir Co, Westminster, Maryland
Graphic Designer, June 2013 – present
International Buyer, Sept. 2013 – present
– design stickers, ornaments, shot glasses, t-shirts, magnets, mugs, lanyards, and many other products for souvenir and gift shops
– purchase inventory and custom products from oversea vendors
– constantly check and maintain inventory
– communicate with oversea vendors to ensure great quality of the products and to make sure all of the products arrive smoothly

Carroll County Art Council, Westminster, Maryland
Intern, June 2011 – Sept. 2011
– helped set up two art shows
– organized files (entrants forms) for the art shows
– camp counselor and had my own
drawing segment
– helped with the day to day operations

PNC Bank, Westminster, Maryland
Filing Clerk, May 2009 – Aug. 2009

Mount Airy Athletic Association, Mount Airy, Maryland
Umpire, March 2002 – July 2008

Volunteer

St. Michael’s Church – donated drawings for annual auction fundraiser (raised over $1,500), 2007-present
– help with lunches for the homeless, 2006-present

Habitat for Humanity – helped lay the foundation, put up walls, dig post holes, and add a roof to two homes, June 2010

Carroll County Art Council – donated drawings for fundraiser, 2010-present
– helped at their annual wreath festival, Dec. 2013

Experience

5 Star Sponsorship Academy – designed the logo and website

St. Michael’s Church – designed All in Awe Festival event logo
– designed a number of t-shirts for groups and events

Red Cross – designed Chesapeake Hometown Heroes event logo and posters

Dan Patrick Show – designed ornaments featured on the Dan Patrick Show

MAYAA baseball – designed logos and uniforms three straight years (still used today)

Marshall University – designed freshman t-shirt

Carroll County – chosen artist to participate in “Art Carts” which was to paint a recycle bin for the county

Skills

– Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, & Encore
– HTML code and WordPress
– time management and making sure I meet the project deadline
– sketching things out by hand before going digital

References available upon request.